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Mike Anderson | USLHC | USA

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CMS Detector Control Room

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I’m getting word there will be circulating beams as early as tomorrow evening – another LHC milestone!  (As mentioned on CERN twitter)  First collisions are not too far away after that.

This image above is an almost-live updated image of the CMS control room – this is one of the two general-purpose detectors at CERN. (See image correctly at the US LHC blog site) Using some fancy CSS I overlaid some text of the different areas in the room.

I’ll be on shift in the Trigger area starting next week.  There’s about 6 wide-screen monitors back there that I’ll be watching to keep track of (too) many things.  (The Trigger decides what collision events to record or throw away.)

Feel free to spy on people in there.  Geneva is +6 hours from New York and +9 hours from Seattle, so it might be late there compared to your time, but people are on shift 24 hours a day!

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